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What is the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING?
A "watch" is an official announcement that a hazardous condition may be a serious threat to life and property within a particular time. "WATCH" status means you should GET READY and LISTEN to your radio or television for further instructions.

A "WARNING" is an official announcement that hazardous, life-threatening conditions are about to occur or are occurring. "WARNING" status means you should TAKE ACTION.

Civil Defense

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1. What should I do when I hear the Civil Defense sirens?
2. What is the difference between a WATCH and a WARNING?
3. Should I evacuate or stay where I am?
4. What should I do to protect my pets/animals?
5. What should my family and I take to the shelter?
6. Where is the nearest evacuation shelter/emergency shelter?
7. I am a visitor at a hotel. What should I do when a disaster is imminent?
8. What should I do during a hurricane?
9. Will tourists be evacuated after a disaster strikes?
10. What to do BEFORE a disaster strikes:
11. What to do WHEN disaster strikes:
12. What is a tsunami?
13. Where and when do tsunamis occur?
14. How do I know when to evacuate?
15. Where do I evacuate?
16. How do I get to inland or to high ground?
17. What should I do if an earthquake occurs while at the coast?
18. What can I do to protect myself from a tsunami?

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